Our mission is to empower PAs through advocacy and education; providing resources for physician assistants as well as the community in the pursuit of excellence for team-based medicine.
A fellow member is a graduate of a PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission for Physician Assistants (ARC-PA) or a predecessor agency or successor agency or certified by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or holds a valid physician assistant license and is a current fellow member of the AAPA. All AAPA fellow members are eligible for membership. He or she shall have the privilege of the floor, shall be entitled to vote on all matters and shall be eligible to hold office.
An affiliate member is a graduate of a PA program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or a predecessor agency or a successor agency or certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or holds a valid physician assistant license but is not a current AAPA fellow member. He or she shall have the privilege of the floor, shall be entitled to vote on all matters except those dealing directly with AAPA policy or related issues. Affiliate members are not eligible to hold a position as an officeer but may serve as a director.
A student member is a person who is enrolled and has at least three months remaining in a PA program accredited by ARC-PA. Student members are entitled to the privilege of the floor but have no vote or may not hold any office except for that of elected student representative to the board of directors.
A retired member shall be a PA who is a current or former fellow or affiliate member of RIAPA or AAPA or any other chartered AAPA Constituent Organization who has chosen to retire from the profession and opts to be classified as a retired member. Retired members shall be entitled to privileges of the floor and shall be entitled to vote but may not hold office.
Corporate and Allied Members
We do not have a corporate or allied membership at this time but we encourage corporations to become sponsors. Please click the link below to see how you can showcase your corporation and support the PA profession at one of our upcoming events. Corporate sponsors do not hold the privilege of the floor nor do they vote or hold office.